Only just missing an Excellent categorisation to the interior, the exterior of this beautiful Bays is stunning.
No wear, corner trims are perfect and just a couple of extremely light fingernail scuffs to the front, RH side, near the corner and a curved one to the rear, upper RH edge, (much less visible to the naked eye than the photo makes it appear).
All colour consistent, evenly grained and nicely softened to a curvey silhouette, its exceptionally comfy to carry as just moulds to your side. Not slouchy, it will still stand up when empty, but a hide that yields and will continue to soften with use.
Some very minor flattening to the grain on the top flap where the handle inserts apply pressure (as commonly seen on these pieces), all stitching and inking, (edge sealent) in entirely place.
Some tiny crackling to the inking at the rear sides of the top flap where it flexes being opened and closed, see close up photos provided.
Shoulder straps are well shaped and all interior piping correctly positioned.
The Postmans Lock Plate displays a little rubbing around the turnlock hole and scratching to the turnlock sides. Only very light friction rubs between the top and bottom lockplates, there is scratching to the apex of the base feet from being placed down.
The interior is self lined suede with a side zipped security pocket and two slip sections. The suede is ruffled and shows some slight discoloration from use. Not marked or stained but there is slight, age-related colour change.
Made in England.
36cm (14.1") wide,
26.5cm (10.2") high
16.5cm (6.2) deep.
Shoulder straps are fixed with mid point drop of 16cm
Weight is 1196g
Includes - NPNP, Care Card, Store Tag & Mulberry soft cloth dustcover